Over the last 18 months CareerWise Recruitment has seen a significant positive hiring trend upwards from multinational companies, says Mike Morrissey (Director, CareerWise Recruitment). This trend has being consistently increasing on a monthly basis and is creating a furious demand for suitable skill-sets.
Making a direct comparison between the first 6 months of 2014 and the first 6 months of 2013, CareerWise has seen 52% increase in business. This has mainly being within the medical device, pharmaceutical, ICT, Agri and Shared Services sectors.
These figures are also reflected in the CSO Live Register downward trend.
Month Live Register % unemployed
Jul’13 441,976 13%
July’14 398,813 11.6%
However, it is not all good news. There is a shortage of suitably qualified individuals in Ireland, as a result of the high volume of recent graduates leaving Ireland for Canada, US and Australia.
This mass exodus coupled with the lack of Graduate placements since 2009 within the Multinationals sector has created a large gap in the market place right now.
Many thought recruitment agencies would disappear with the advent of web recruitment, but on the contrary they are even stronger than what they used to be. Time and money: two things that every organisation – large or small – is trying to save. A recruitment agency may be just what you need to achieve that goal. With the demand for individuals with suitable skill-sets increasing, Multinational Companies have returned to the recruitment agency as cost is no longer the key factor in the recruitment process.
Agencies such as CareerWise can play an important role in helping you find the right candidates for critical projects or roles without placing undue stress on your human resources department. We can help you identify, qualify and contact talented individuals you may not know how to find independently.
Of course, recruitment agencies do represent an added labor cost once you contract their services. However, working with a recruitment agency could represent a long-term quality decision.
The key now is available resources and being able to locate and hire within a very candidate driven market in timely manner. This among others is the reason why recruitment agencies are so very important and why they are so critical in a candidate driven market.
Article by Mike Morrissey – Director, CareerWise Recruitment 021 429 753
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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